Vaccination Chart For Babies in South Africa

Vaccination Chart For Babies in South Africa
Vaccination Chart For Babies in South Africa

The South African vaccination schedule is set to be in line with recommendations from the world health organization.

The (WHO) Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) firmly encourages vaccination against the following deadly diseases.

  1. Measles
  2. Polio
  3. Pertussis (whooping cough)
  4. Diphtheria
  5. Tetanus
  6. Tuberculosis

 

The below chart is the EPI recommended schedule for vaccinations of South African babies.

 

Age Vaccine Common name Fights Against
Birth OPV (0) Oral polio vaccine (Trivalent) Polio
Birth BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin Tuberculosis
6 weeks OPV (1) Oral polio vaccine (Trivalent) Polio
6 weeks RV (1) Rotavirus vaccine Rotavirus
6 weeks PCV (1) Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Pneumococcal diseases
6 weeks DTaP-IPV-Hib-HBV (1) Pentavalent Vaccine (5-in-one) Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), inactivated polio vaccine, haemophilus influenzae type B
10 weeks DTaP-IPV-Hib-HBV (2) Pentavalent Vaccine (5-in-one) Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B
14 weeks RV (2) Rotavirus vaccine Rotavirus
14 weeks PCV (2) Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Pneumococcal diseases
14 weeks DTaP-IPV-Hib-HBV (3) Pentavalent Vaccine (5-in-one) Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B
6 months Measles Vaccine (1) Measles Vaccine Measles
9 months PCV (3) Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Pneumococcal diseases
12 months Measles Vaccine (2) Measles Vaccine Measles
18 months DTaP-IPV-Hib-HBV (4) Pentavalent Vaccine (5-in-one) Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B
6 years Td Vaccine Tetanus and reduced strength of Diphtheria Vaccine Tetanus, diphtheria
12 years Td Vaccine Tetanus and reduced strength of Diphtheria Vaccine Tetanus, diphtheria

 

Abbreviations and administration:

 

  • OPV: Oral polio vaccine is administered orally via drops.
  • BCG: Bacille Calmette Guerin vaccine is administered via injection on the right arm
  • HBV: Hepatitis B vaccine is administered intra muscular via the left thigh.
  • RV: Rotavirus vaccine is administered orally via drops.
  • Td vaccine: Tetanus & reduced amount of diphtheria vaccine is administered intra muscular via the left arm.
  • Tdap-IPV: (Quadrivalent): Tetanus & reduced amounts of diphtheria and acellular pertussis with inactivated polio vaccine is administered intra muscular via the left thigh.
  • DTaP: Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis vaccine is administered intra muscular via the left thigh.
  • DTaP-IPV-Hib-HBV: (Hexavalent): Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis / inactivated polio / Haemophilus influenzae type b and hepatitis B vaccine. Is administered intra muscular via the left thigh.
  • HPV: Human papillomavirus vaccine is administered intra muscular via the left thigh.
  • MCV: Meningococcal (Groups A, C, W and Y) polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine is administered intra muscular via the left thigh.
  • MMR: Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is administered subcutaneously via the left thigh.
  • PCV: Pneumococcal conjugated vaccine is administered intra muscular via the left thigh.

 

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